Town Council Budget for 2013 / 2014

We are pleased to present our budget for 2013/2014 on line so that residents can see where we spend their money.
Band D rate for 2013/14 is £80.79.  It is of note that 86.66% of the properties in Watton are in Bands A-C so will pay less than this.
The distribution of properties within Council Tax Bands houses is as follows:
Watton
Band
Number
% of properties (in band)
A
1,061
31.31%
B
957
28.24%
C
919
27.12%
Total A to C
2,937
86.66%
D
293
8.65%
Total A to D
3,230
95.31%
E
116
3.42%
F
31
0.91%
G
11
0.32%
H
1
0.03%
Grand Total
3,389
100.00%
So you can see that the highest proportion of houses is in Band A
The Watton Town Council element of the Council Tax for each of the bands in 2013-14 will be
Band
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
£53.86
£62.83
£71.81
£80.79
£98.74
£116.69
£134.65
£161.58
Where we have spent the money last year 2012/2013?
Apart from utility bills, rates etc, here are some of the major expenditures.
  • We have allocated £5000 in Town Grants.
  • The Town Clock is requiring professional repairing this is going to cost in the region of £10,000.
  • The maintenance of the flowers in the town and cutting the grass is in the region of £25,000
You can download a PDF showing details of spending (certain commercially sensitive and personal detail items have been redacted)
We, the Town Council, try to be careful with the residents money. That is to be cautious and prudent with spending. We do respond to comments made to the office and at meetings where possible.
For the coming year there has been an additional £20,000 budgeted for Christmas lights.
For a Band A rate payer, who are in the majority in Watton, all you will pay is 15p a day next year.
Below is a breakdown of  where every £1.00 of your council tax goes.
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL 79p
NORFOLK POLICE AUTHORITY 13p
BRECKLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL 4p
WATTON TOWN COUNCIL 4p

Whatever you may have read the production of the budget by Watton Town Council who produce the budget is done legally and above board, it could not be done any other way.
Paul Cooper
Chairman/Mayor
Watton Town Council